God Instructs The People On Praising

Did you know that all simple and insignificant pleasures are an opportunity to give praises to God.  This includes nature: the heavens, weather, foliage, oceans, etc. Do not forget God’s little creatures of the air and forest.  So Let’s celebrate!

 

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MAKE A JOYFUL SHOUT TO GOD, ALL THE EARTH!  SING OUT THE HONOR OF HIS NAME; MAKE HIS PRAISE GLORIOUS.       Psalm 66:1, 2

Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!  Shout to God with the voice of triumph!                                                                                      Psalm 47:1

SAY TO GOD, HOW AWESOME ARE YOUR WORKS!  THROUGH THE GREATNESS OF YOUR POWER YOUR ENEMIES SHALL SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO YOU.         Psalm 66:3

For the Lord Most High is awesome:  He is a great King over all the earth.  He will subdue the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet.       Psalm 47:2, 3

ALL THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP YOU AND SING PRAISES TO YOU; THEY SHALL SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME.                         Psalm 66:4

[We will] sing praises to God, sing praises!  [We will] sing praises to our King, sing praises!  For God is the King of all the earth;                                       Psalm 47:6, 7a

HE RULES BY HIS POWER FOREVER;  HIS EYES OBSERVE THE NATIONS;  DO NOT LET THE REBELLIOUS EXALT THEMSELVES.                                                  Psalm 66:7

For the shields of the earth belong to God;  He is greatly exalted.  Psalm 47:9b 

OH, BLESS OUR GOD, YOU PEOPLES!  AND MAKE THE VOICE OF HIS PRAISE TO BE HEARD,                                                                                                                Psalm 66:8

For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding.  Psalm 47:7

Scripture Reference:  “Let them praise the name of the Lord.  For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven.  And He has exalted the horn of His people.                                                                                                Psalm. 148.13b

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”                            Psalm 150:6

Click the video website below and enjoy Pastor Hezekiah Walker singing “Every Praise”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuuZMg6NVeA

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God Speaks To Job Through James

When you read the Book of Job, you might conclude he was going through a period of Manic Depression.  The Scriptures reveal that Job was entertaining a number of ‘voices’ and ‘ill emotions’ in his head.  In his confusion, he questioned God’s superiority, His wisdom, His compassion and His love for godly people. You are invited to meditate on the conversation below to see how God dispelled Job’s anxieties though the wisdom of James. (Because  for many people, according to a quote from the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes; ‘…life for me ain’t been no crystal stair’.)

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MY BRETHREN, COUNT IT ALL JOY WHEN YOU FALL INTO VARIOUS TRIALS,     James 1:2

[Job, I know you are not feeling well, but, do you recall when Eliphaz said,] …Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.                                                                                             Job 5:17

KNOWING THAT THE TESTING OF YOUR FAITH PRODUCES PATIENCE.                James 1:3

[Well, Eliphaz said that after your calamity came upon you, you declared that you wished you were dead, for you said,] …There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.                                                                                             Job 3:17

BUT LET PATIENCE HAVE ITS PERFECT WORK, THAT YOU MAY BE PERFECT AND COMPLETE, LACKING NOTHING.                                                                                   James 1:4

[But from the very beginning, Job, you kept declaring how righteous you were and that there was no advantage to be gained if you were cleansed from your sin.]                                                                                                                                                            Job 35:3

[I was right there when you said,] …Though he slay me, yet will I trust him.  Even so, I will defend my own ways before him.                                                                    Job 13:15

IF ANY OF YOU LACKS WISDOM, LET HIM ASK OF GOD, WHO GIVES TO ALL LIBERALLY AND WITHOUT REPROACH, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO HIM.                               James 1:5

[Honestly, Job, you should not have added that last part about defending your own ways, for you have spoken] …without knowledge, and your words were without wisdom.                                                                                                                              Job 34:35

BUT LET HIM ASK IN FAITH, WITH NO DOUBTING, FOR HE WHO DOUBTS IS LIKE A WAVE OF THE SEA DRIVEN AND TOSSED BY THE WIND.                                      James 1:6

[Our true friend Elihu (a messenger from God) suggested the manner in which you should have prayed, remember] …For has anyone said to God, ‘I have borne chastening; I will offend no more; teach me what I do not see;’            Job 35:31, 32a                                                                 

BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO ENDURES TEMPTATION; FOR WHEN HE HAS BEEN APPROVED, HE WILL RECEIVE THE CROWN OF LIFE WHICH THE LORD HAS PROMISED TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.                                                                                        James 1:12

[Job, stop that]…Do not desire the night,… [For people that are in darkness are cut off.  Shhhh,] …Lest he take you away with one blow.  [Then a Great ransom (Jesus) cannot deliver you and you will not receive the crown of life.]       Job 36:20; 33:24b 

SO THEN, MY BELOVED BRETHREN, LET EVERY MAN BE SWIFT TO HEAR, SLOW TO SPEAK, SLOW TO WRATH;                                                                                           James 1:19

[Oh, good, Job!  You have calmed down.  You have repented to God by declaring,] …Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you?  I lay my hand over my mouth.  Job 40:4

THEREFORE LAY ASIDE ALL FILTHINESS AND OVERFLOW OF WICKEDNESS, AND RECEIVE WITH MEEKNESS THE IMPLANTED WORD, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOULS.                                                                                                                                James 1:21

Then Job answered the Lord and said:  I know that you can do everything, and that no purpose of yours can be withheld from you.                                                 Job 42:1, 2

[Further, I receive with all meekness the engrafted word.  For my own words were hollow without understanding and knowledge]                                                  

Therefore, I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.                                                                                                      Job 42:3

IF ANYONE AMONG YOU THINKS HE IS RELIGIOUS, AND DOES NOT BRIDLE HIS TONGUE BUT DECEIVES HIS OWN HEART, THIS ONE’S RELIGION IS USELESS.  James 1:26

[Oh, Job, how wonderful our God is!  For after you repented in dust and ashes and bridled your tongue and harnessed your deceitful thoughts, the Bible says] …And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends.  Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.   [Amen ]                                                        Job 42:10 

Scripture Reference  “And a servant (manager) of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth.”    2 Timothy 2:24, 25                                                                                

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GOD’S SUPER WOMAN

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God’s requirements for success are unchanging and straightforward:  Keep the faith, keep his commandments, officiate in love and stay on his path of truth and righteousness.  Read the conversation below for a better understanding.

OH LORD, HOW CAN I BECOME A SUPER WOMAN IN THE FAMILY OF GOD?

If you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them, I will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not beneath.                                            Deuteronomy 28:13b-13a

BUT LORD, I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND.  FOR EVEN THOUGH I STUDY YOUR WORD MY HEART IS HEAVY MORE OFTEN THAN GLAD.

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.       3 John 1:2

TELL ME, MASTER, HOW CAN MY SOUL PROSPER?

My child, it is written that the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in her.  Hebrews 10:38

HOLY FATHER, DO YOU MEAN THAT I AM PREVENTING MYSELF FROM DEVELOPING INTO  A SUPER WOMAN IN YOU BECAUSE MY FAITH IS WEAK?

Consider Abraham, he believed in me and it was accounted to him for righteousness.  Therefore know that only those who are of  faith are daughters of Abraham.                 Galatians 3:6, 7

THEN ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD, DEAR JESUS, IF I INCREASE MY FAITH IN YOU, YOU WILL BLESS ME AND MAKE ME A SUPER WOMAN?

Surely blessing I will bless you and multiplying I will multiply you.                                                Hebrews 6:14

OH, JESUS, YOU ARE SO GOOD AND SO KIND.  AND I PROMISE TO INCREASE MY FAITH AND DEPEND SOLELY UPON YOU IN EVERYTHING I DO.

Just remember,  faith comes not by your own might, but faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.   Romans 10:17

SO THAT I MIGHT UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY, MY LORD, LET ME REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID.  IN ORDER FOR ME TO BECOME A SUPER WOMAN IN YOUR HOUSE, I MUST LISTEN AND OBEY YOUR COMMANDMENTS AND YOU WILL MAKE ME THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL.

YOU ALSO DESIRE THAT I NOT ONLY BECOME A PROSPEROUS WOMAN, BUT THAT MY SOUL BE ENRICHED AS WELL. AND THE BLESSING IS THAT ALL OF THIS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED JUST BY INCREASING MY FAITH IN YOU.

That’s right, daughter.  And you should also remember that without faith it is impossible to please me.       Hebrews 11:6

I KNOW WHAT FAITH IS, LORD, IT IS LIKE HOPING AGAINST HOPE THAT AN INCURABLE SITUATION WILL GET BETTER EVEN THOUGH YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW.

I say it a little differently…Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.           Hebrews 11:1

THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THIS VISIT AND I AM DETERMINED TO PUT MY FAITH INTO PRACTICE AND NOT ALLOW SATAN TO ROB ME OF MY SUPERIORITY IN YOU.

Well said, my beloved, for the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.           John 10:10

Scripture Reference:  “You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you.”                                             Deuteronomy 5:33

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“Mr. Character”

             “Becoming an Example and Servant Manager for Christ

As a servant manager (blogger) of Christ, there should be no concern for oneself but only for the Master and the Master’s business as He unravels the mysteries of the kingdom.  Thus, the Master’s mind managers (bloggers) are those persons through whom others believe.

Mr. Character, your life is an open book. It’s an interesting book extended to all those who care to read it. There is no discrimination; from the smallest child to the oldest human being alive you have a message.

Thus, Mr. Character, I salute you for those unselfish efforts you have attempted to perform in the lives of others. You know, you are really like a mirror…that is, you reflect in every mood. Every experience you encounter is automatically revealed.

For those who can’t read, there are pictures or shall I say reflections that one can pattern after as he molds his way of life in this trying world.  For the more advanced reader there is a plot to follow which oftentimes may have you bickering with yourself and causing you to put it aside as if it was philosophy. Thus, in everyone’s library this book is essential.

It is a must to take an interest in Character.  It is a compelling obligation that we must encounter if we are to advance and know truth and enjoy the better things of life.

Conversely, the characteristics one displays depend upon oneself.  The expressions one wears will disclose their disposition.  The moods they dress in will uncover their personality.  The words they send out will reflect their intelligence.

Come unto me, Mr. Character is calling, and I will mold for you the sweetest disposition known.  Come unto me, He beseeches you, and I will shine for you the brightest star of personality.  Come unto me, He is beckoning, and I will give you an understanding and peace of mind.  I will give you advice…such as pick your friends, but not to death.  Remember to laugh with others, but not at them.  Work with initiative, but not against it.

This remarkable Book can be yours for only a glance.  Mr. Character is a reflection in your nearest mirror.  Look it over.  The character you see just might be YOU!

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Scripture reference: 2 Cor. 3:18  “But we all, with unveiled face [not looking through a glass darkly], beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed [into servant managers] into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, [Who also gives us] the Spirit.”

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